We are thrilled to share that Wine on Wheels will be partnering with Diveheart to host our first ever Wine on Wheels D.C. event this spring!
Wine on Wheels is the largest wine fundraiser in New York City and brings together an incredible array of tastemakers, wine aficionados, and industry leaders for charity and we are now taking the show on the road.
Wine on Wheels D.C. will be a premier wine tasting event with sommeliers from Washington D.C.’s finest restaurants pouring close to 50 wines for charity. The event will also include a Silent Auction for charity and we expect to draw over 150 people to support our cause. Wine on Wheels is the fundraising branch of Wheeling Forward and has raised over $750K in the last 5 years. All proceeds from Wine on Wheels D.C. will be split between Diveheart and Wheeling Forward.
When tragedy strikes it is so important to have a network of love and support. At the age of 25, just as I was pursuing my dream of becoming a sommelier, a car accident left me paralyzed. It was impossible to find an organization that offered a network and community to help me achieve my dreams. Despite all the obstacles, my incredible family and friends helped me to keep going. My friend Alex Elegudin and I knew we had to do something to pay it forward… that’s how Wheeling Forward was born.
Back in 2012, on a snowy Saturday afternoon, we hosted the first Wine on Wheels and never imagined that it would generate this much support from, what I consider, the greatest wine community in the world. The event was a resounding success, and since then we have never looked back.
And we now want to bring the love to D.C.! Please let me know immediately if you can participate in this special event and we also ask if you could spread the word to your friends, family, and social media.
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If you would like to donate a special bottle, case, gift certificate, or experience to benefit our Silent Auction Table this is a great opportunity to give back and get recognition in front of a wide audience. Please make sure to include your selection by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diveheart is an incredible nonprofit run by volunteers to bring free programs that build confidence, independence and self esteem in the lives of children and adults with disabilities through scuba diving. Diveheart operates across the US and in Countries around the World.
The money being raised will go to fund the first ever Marine Adventure Scuba Camp for children with disabilities this August 19-25 2018 in Key Largo!
Wheeling Forward steps in to help recently disabled people that lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. We know that disability impacts every person’s life differently and work to address each person’s diverse needs. As people adapt to life with a long term disability, Wheeling Forward helps them navigate the health and social service systems on the way to an active life in the community.